Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher Blogger Linky!

I'm linking up with Stephanie from Falling Into First for the Meet the Teacher Blogger Linky! What a fun way to learn more about other bloggers! Well, here we go...



My name is Kelsey! I am originally from Virginia, went to college in South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS), and I am SO blessed with my job in North Carolina! I am about to start my third year of teaching third grade!


Q&A Sesh!

 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

In no particular order: Puppies (all dogs are puppies, by the way), barbeque, nail polish, South Carolina Gamecocks, reading, perfect-fitting jeans, running during sunshowers, music, pizza, hilarious notes from students, statement jewelry, fishing, big hugs, mozzarella sticks, browsing/stalking Instagram (I'm kels_pacer on there...follow me if you'd like), quotes, crab chips, Christmas, heels, the smell of freshly-cut grass, rolling up in a fleecy blanket like a burrito, polka dots, talking for hours with my family and friends...the list goes on and on! 

 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

I would want to be a curator at an art museum or a music journalist! Fun fact: I was a Print Journalism major before I switched over to Elementary Education! 

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:

Spontaneous! Creative! Vivacious!

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I think we need more standardized testing."*

 *Typing that made me snort out loud! 

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

Besides my normal set of family and friends (that's a given), I would want to invite my grandma. She was a teacher and passed away when I was in sixth grade. I would love the chance to talk to her about my job and tell her how much I respect and love her. She truly instilled in me the desire to make a difference in the lives of others. I would invite the Avett brothers so we could chat about their music. I LOVE their lyrics...I want the backstories behind them! I would also invite Jake Gyllenhaal, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bradley Cooper to my party because...maybe one of them would possibly fall in love with me?! 

IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

Space Raps and Ant Pizza: The Teaching Life of Kelsey P. 

YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?

I would love to be able to fly! 

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

I hold so many quotes close to my heart, but here is one of my new favorites:

"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."

   IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT
                                                    WOULD IT BE? 

Oh gosh...I would sing "Songs About Rain" by Gary Allan. Sort of a random choice, but I sing that song with FEELING every time I hear it! I know the American Idol judges appreciate emotion. Hehe! :)

 ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I am a total night owl! I will have to start waking up early next week...it is going to be ROUGH!

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN                                                      YOUR TPT SHOP?

Hmm...my elapsed time word problems are great! (In my most unbiased of opinions...) We've used them in a variety of different ways in my classroom over the past two years! Feel free to check them out over at my store!

SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

I am ambidextrous!

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I hope you enjoyed learning more about crazy little me! :) I'm looking forward to reading about everyone else AND finding some fun new blogs to follow! 

<3 Kelsey

7 comments:

  1. I love that you would love to be an museum curator! I could spend all day in museums, so to work in one would amazing :) I would also love to know the origins of Space Raps and Ant Pizza!

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    1. I think so too! I finally went to the National Gallery of Art in D.C. last year and went crazy! I soaked up every single room in each building! So fascinating! :) Space Raps and Ant Pizza are just two of the many random experiences from my classroom - some of my kids from my first year came up with a ridiculously good rap about the solar system one time and it surprised everyone! Another time, I put a whole Domino's pizza box on a table and left the room for 20 minutes...when I got back, there were HUNDREDS of ants all over it! EWW! The kids and I were totally freaked out, but we laugh about it in retrospect. We still don't know how that happened. I just figured that a book about my life would have a plethora of silly stories and those two quickly came to mind. :)

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  3. Hi Kelsey! It's so nice to meet you! I'm back in third grade after 5 years away from teaching, so I'll definitely be following along and possibly coming to you for advice. :)

    Dawn

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    1. Hi Dawn! I'd love to have you follow along! I'm also more than happy to help if you need anything! Welcome back to teaching and welcome to blogging! :)

      Kelsey

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  4. I love your quote and I also want to fly!!!

    PS I LOVE your hair :)

    Cassie
    Mrs. Thomas's Class

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    1. Flying would make life SO much easier! Thanks Cassie! :)

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